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Heroes Y Demonios
Heroes Y Demonios
Actors: Hctor Alterio, Villanueva Cosse, Nacha Guevara, Federico D'Elia, Pablo Echarri
Director: Horacio Maldonado
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2004     1hr 42min


     

Movie Details

Actors: Hctor Alterio, Villanueva Cosse, Nacha Guevara, Federico D'Elia, Pablo Echarri
Director: Horacio Maldonado
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Grupo Video Espanol
Format: DVD - Color - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/30/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish, English
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Una pelicula muy atrapante.
Vanesa Legorburu | 12/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"La trama de este film atrapa y entretiene al punto de tener al espectador siempre preguntandose que va a pasar despues.... La actuacion de Pablo Echarri es destacable y por supuesto, como siempre, el espectacular trabajo a que nos tiene acostumbrados Hector Alterio. Es un drama que muestra una utopia siempre presente en el imaginario social de la Argentina... y en la frase "los derechos no se negocian" se encuentra la justificacion a todos los actos del protagonista.
Una pelicula recomendable."
Motivated Psychos
John Beckham | Akron, OH | 07/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A funny / sad movie that starts in a the streets, consolidates in a manicomio, then explodes in the streets. Pablo is Echarri is frighteningly convincing as a motivated terrorist under the banner "Los derechos no se negocian." The power of the individual to terrorize, no group needed. Just an idea and a will and madman could confound the authorities."
A Frighteningly Powerful and Timely Statement
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 04/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Director Horacio Maldonado and his Argentinean crew have produced a film that is not only a fast-paced action movie, but it also an immensely important meditation on the difference between political activism and terrorism. And if ever there were a time when we need to examine the differences between these two responses, it is now! Maldonado uses the metaphor of a Psychiatric Hospital as the foundation for the creation of two dichotomous characters. Both are mental patients but for different reasons: Sergio (Federico D'Elia) is an obsessive-compulsive computer fanatic who is deeply concerned with the lack of respect for human rights shown the patients surrounding him in the hospital. Enter Gabriel (the extraordinarily talented Pablo Echarri who continues his "Burnt Money" impression as one of Argentina's best young actors), a street person left to survive after his mother's death from cancer and unable to avoid the police because of his violent outbursts and madness. Gabriel becomes a patient under the care of the psychiatrist Dr. Pena (Nacha Guevaara) and sheds his street filth for hospital clothes but remains mute and grossly disturbed. Sergio befriends Gabriel and also finds the support of his other fellow inmates, believing that he and his friends, upon release, can change society and fight for LOS DERECHOS NO SE NEGOCIAN ("Rights are not negotiable"). Three years later they all have been released and Sergio is a political activist with brains who is under investigation by the Director of Security (Villanueva Cosse) who has appointed the specialist Jorge Romano (Hector Alterio, another of Argentina's most respected actors) to find the identity of those who are infiltrating the media and the government with the slogan "Los Derechos no se Negocian". Another downtrodden victim of society, Marina (Andrea Pietra), by chance comes to live with Sergio and thus is involved with the movement. How this struggle between the government and the activists (and in Gabriel's case, the terrorists, as Gabriel's violent nature sees only death as a means to an end) is the potent resolution to this tense and disturbing film.. It is rare when a film can make such important statements and still remain a credible and finely tuned drama, and it is to the credit of Horacio Maldonado that he has the courage to bring this story to the attention of the world. An important and very fine movie."